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  1. Spotlight on leaders in Small Business Administration lendingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | The Business Journal

    North Bay banks were invited to send us snapshot profiles of their leading Small Business Administration loan officers, including their favorite SBA lending stories, and recent bank news. Favorite SBA lending story: Simply being able to assist an applicant that has exhausted all other potential lending avenues and then seeing them prosper as a result of the financing.

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  2. San Francisco North Bay area business briefs for the week of May 4, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Sonoma County BEST started as a five-year initiative and the organization has announced BEST 2020, the plan to continue this significant county-wide program for an additional five years. Blair Kellison, BEST Board Chair and CEO of Traditional Medicinals, presented Sonoma County BEST's 2014 Annual Report recently at Wake Up Santa Rosa.

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  3. Construction Conference is May 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | The Business Journal

    School and public works projects have been a significant driver for North Bay construction in the past several years, and there are more than $500 million in school bond funding for more local work, according to experts set to speak at North Bay Business Journal's 2015 Construction Conference on May 27. Micah Weinberg, Ph.D., president of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, will be the keynote speaker for the morning event, talking about the state of the Bay Area economy. From mid-2011 through January of this year, he was a senior policy adviser on health care matters for the council, an advocacy group backed by nearly 300 of the region's largest employers.

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  4. Lucas seeking affordable homes for Grady RanchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Filmmaker George Lucas hopes to build 224 units of affordable workforce and senior housing on the same Grady Ranch property where he had once planned a film studio, a proposal he withdrew after years of opposition. Working with Lucas' Skywalker Properties, the nonprofit Petaluma Ecumenical Properties Housing submitted a pre-application to the Marin County Community Development Agency on April 15 and requested that planners begin a preliminary review of conceptual development plans.

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  5. Passion for hot sauceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Blend the rich culinary history of Mexico, Ireland and Italy, and what do you get? Hot sauce made by a fast-growing Petaluma startup that has cracked into the vast empire of Safeway stores. On March 11, Chuck Ross and his uncle Frank Ross trekked from their tiny Petaluma production kitchen to Safeway headquarters in Pleasanton for a meeting with the North Bay regional buyer that could propel their four-year-old hot sauce company to rapidly accelerating profits.

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  6. Health industry, Whole Foods offering free wellness programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | The Business Journal

    North Bay health care industry leaders have formed a unique partnership to bring wellness classes to the public for free. St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Health Care District and Whole Foods will be offering trainings and lectures on health and well-being throughout the year.

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  7. Work wellness programs progressing to the next levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | The Business Journal

    As wellness programs are becoming widespread in large and small companies, the results are positively impacting the bottom line. North Bay employers are advocating healthier, more productive employees and larger companies are benefiting from lower insurance rates.

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  8. Private insurance exchanges emerge: Misconceptions and cautionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Through a private exchange, an online insurance marketplace, self-insured or fully-insured employers can provide their employees with a multitude of health plans. Private exchanges originally gained traction with employers who had large retiree populations, but with a continued emphasis on consumerism, the Affordable Care Act , and rising healthcare costs, some employers are evaluating a private exchange.

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  9. Summit State Bank gives $245,000 to nonprofit customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Summit State Bank donated more than $245,000 or about 4 percent of its net profit after taxes, to nonprofit customers in the past year through its Nonprofit Partner Donation Program . The program provides an annual cash donation to nonprofit customers based on average annual account balances.

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  10. Amy's Kitchen issues recall over spinach concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Amy's Kitchen is recalling certain Garden Vegetable Lasagna frozen meals along with other products because of possible listeria contamination. Amy's Kitchen, Inc., is recalling 73,897 cases of various products because a supplier of organic spinach warned the Petaluma-based vegetarian packaged food maker that it could be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

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  11. True to our roots: Building a Marin businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Russell Colombo , Bank of Marin president and CEO, introduced Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at Impact Marin on March 5. Like Bank of Marin, they are committed to strengthening the local economy in Marin.

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  12. Designing the new workplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Scott Pradels, vice president of engineering, uses one of the 20 one- or two-person "phone booths" in Cyan's Petaluma office. Employees can use them for making sensitive calls or not disturbing co-workers while talking on the phone.

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  13. Q&A with Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Ramona Faith, MSN, joined the Petaluma Health Care District as CEO in 2011, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing and healthcare executive leadership experience to the organization. Previously, she served as executive director of nursing services and nursing quality at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and before that, chief nursing officer and administrator for Petaluma Valley Hospital.

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  14. Craft brewing boosts Sonoma County economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Bear Republic Brewing CEO Richard Norsgrove borrowed a line from rock 'n' roll singer Huey Lewis when he said, "I never knew it took so long to be an overnight success." Speaking to a crowd of 400 at the Sonoma Craft Beer & Spirits Conference on Friday at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, Norsgrove was referring to the 15-20 years it took to build his business.

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  15. Basin Street buys 11 more Petaluma buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Basin Street Properties, a major builder of the Telecom Valley cluster of startups in Petaluma around the dawn of the 21st century, has invested in that market with even greater vigor, buying 11 office buildings totaling more than a half-million square feet. In the second-largest transaction in its four-decade history, the Reno-based real estate developer, investor and manager on Wednesday bought 568,722 square feet in three projects for an undisclosed price.

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  16. Commercial Real Estate: Port backup delays Petaluma startup's expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    While Trevi Systems rushes to move into its new 31,000-square-foot home in Petaluma, the forward-osmosis desalination technology startup is waiting for key equipment that's been awaiting landing since early this month at the Port of Oakland, which has been caught up in a West Coast labor dispute. After a tentative deal was reached over the weekend, dock activity ramped up Sunday and Monday, but moving through the unloading backlog could take months, according to news reports.

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  17. Petaluma Gap appellation designation soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    About 200,000 acres in southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties could become a new federal-designated winegrowing region called Petaluma Gap, boosters of the effort announced Monday. The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance said a petition was submitted to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau , asking for official recognition of the area, the Sonoma County portion of which would be inside the existing Sonoma Coast appellation.

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  18. Petaluma a healthy role modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Business Journal

    The Petaluma Health Care District has drawn the attention and praise of a top California health official for its community programs. "This is a model for other communities," said California Department of Health Care Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Neal Kohatsu, who was impressed with what he saw during a daylong site visit to Petaluma.

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  19. Rohnert Park Health Center receives $500,000 grant, plans July openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | The Business Journal

    The forthcoming 35,000-square-foot Rohnert Park Health Center was approved for a $500,000 federal grant that would fund nearly half the cost to retrofit the existing office space, the county of Sonoma reported Wednesday. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors signed off on a grant of $500,000 in federal funds towards the construction of the center, said to include state-of-the-art technology.

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  20. Two Petaluma companies buy 155,000sf for expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Business Journal

    In an increasingly challenging environment for local businesses to find room to expand, Moresco Distributing Co. purchased a 125,000-square-foot building to double its size as sales to the Pacific Northwest grow, and Keith Giusto Bakery Supply bought Moresco's current building to realize plans for retail sales of artisan baking products and a teaching kitchen for home enthusiasts and professionals.

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